The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020 The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020

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Friday, December 11, 2020

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*SESSION FULL* Innovating at any Scale: Civic Tech for State and Local Government
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Sarah Kerner
Sarah Kerner
CivStart, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Nick Lyell
Nick Lyell
CivStart, Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer
Katya Abazajian
Katya Abazajian
Beeck Center, Fellow, Data + Digital
Josh Sorin
Josh Sorin
Centre for Public Impact, Program Director, City Innovation

This session is now FULL

Co-hosted by Georgetown University Beeck Center for Social Impact & CivStart.

The Opportunity Project partners with federal agencies to identify and solve national challenges. But state and local governments are often even closer to community needs, so how can the TOP model be applied? State and local leaders:  join Georgetown’s Beeck Center to learn about their work taking TOP to cities, and participate in a workshop to brainstorm challenges, partners, and how you can take this model to your own local community . Technologists, join to hear from accelerator CivStart about best practices for building solutions that serve local governments and their communities.

Note: Attendance capped at 75, registration required. Capacity for this session has been reached, so registration is now CLOSED. 

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Making TOP Work for You: TOPx Toolkit for Federal Agencies
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Sara Brenner
Sara Brenner
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Associate Director for Medical Affairs

The Opportunity Project is for everyone - and this year we’re opening our playbook to ensure any federal, state, local or tribal government can adopt the model to catalyze innovative tech and put open data to work.  Join one of two hands-on sessions to learn how you can adapt TOP for your own goals, and receive guidance and feedback from The Opportunity Project team.

Thinking about how your agency can address mission critical challenges by engaging the private and social sectors? Not sure how to engage the public to utilize your open data resources?  After 5 years of TOP, we’re opening up our playbook through TOPx, an adaptable toolkit that enables federal agencies to facilitate their own virtual technology development sprints. Join us to get an inside look at the toolkit and learn about using the TOP model to transform federal open data into digital tools aligned with key national challenges and agencies mission. Then brainstorm with our team and peers on how you can make this work at your own agency.

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Learn with TOP: A Master Class on Human Centered Design for Public Servants (of any kind!)
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Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor
AIGA DC, DotGov Design Chair
Margeaux Akazawa
Margeaux Akazawa
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Innovation Strategist
Scott Weiss
Scott Weiss
General Services Administration, Presidential Innovation Fellow
Katherine Tobin
Katherine Tobin
TM, Director of Research and Strategy

Interested in learning a new skill or two? Join us for a workshop that will help you walk away with tangible skills you can bring back to your work or team. This intro level workshop follows the belief that tech and design are for EVERYONE!

Co-hosted by DotGov Design / AIGA

How can government adopt design methodologies to become more efficient, modern, and user-friendly?  This workshop is a masterclass in HCD from some of government's most creative and accomplished HCD practitioners:  Margeaux Akazawa (of HHS, HUD, and more), Scott Weiss (of VA, Presidential Innovation Fellows, and OMB), and Katie Tobin (of the Intelligence Community and more)!  These true HCD experts will cover basic methods of human centered design, including topics like user research, ideation, and storytelling, and showcase how these methods can be applied within government to improve the way we work. This workshop is for anyone working inside, with, or for government agencies at the federal, state, local, or tribal levels, or anyone interested in applying design to civic tech!

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Learn with TOP: Demystifying Data to help respond to COVID-19
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Cathy Buffington
Cathy Buffington
Economic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, Director, Small Business Pulse Survey
Jason Fields
Jason Fields
Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Director, Household Pulse Survey & Senior Researcher for Demographic Programs
Ryan Dolan
Ryan Dolan
U.S. Census Bureau, Data Visualization Lead
Gerson Vasquez
Gerson Vasquez
U.S. Census Bureau, Data Visualization Lead
Mikel Maron
Mikel Maron
Mapbox, Community Team Lead

Co-hosted by Census Academy + Mapbox

Have you ever wondered how to utilize open data but not sure where to begin? Do you feel like you don't have the skills to be a "data person"? This session is for you!

The Census Bureau, in collaboration with multiple federal agencies, is producing data on the social and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on American households and businesses through two experimental surveys: The Household Pulse Survey & the Small Business Pulse Survey, measuring the effects and changing conditions on our nation’s households and small businesses; providing high-frequency, detailed information on the impacts of the pandemic on our population and economy. 

Special guest, Mikel Maron, will open up this session highlighting lessons on working with data from Mapbox's support to COVID-19 response, and sharing his experience on impactful community and humanitarian uses of open source and open data. Mikel is a co-founder of Humanitarian Open Street Maps (HOT) and leads the Community Team at Mapbox.  

Followed by a hands-on training workshop using Tableau for visualizing curated data sets from the Household Pulse Survey, with our own Census Data Viz Experts— the team behind Census Bureau Tableau Public

Learn about TOP's Data Curation Hub to find data sources relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and walk away with tangible skills that can help you understand how to use and pull insights from open data!

NOTE: (Download Tableau Public to actively participate in the training component of this workshop, a data set link will be provided via email to attendees who RSVP to the session.)